Family and Consumer Science teacher Emily Larson from Amery High School has shared this press release on Amery's brand new kitchen lab facility. Emily has a great network of community support, has many students in the FCS Skills certificate program(s), and has a large FCCLA chapter. She has used her incentive grant monies and advocated for more funding to complete the facility. Her enthusiasm is extraordinary and contagious.
Excerpt from the article Shiny and new—Amery's kitchen classrooms get an overhaul:
This isn’t your grandma’s kitchen.
And that’s because, as school officials see it, students aren’t just learning to cook food for their own families. Today, students are preparing for one of the most in-demand fields in our work force: hospitality and tourism.
“Amery has continually been one of the top FCCLA chapters in the state of Wisconsin, with a very limited facility,” said Principal Shawn Doerfler.
The new labs feature stainless steel surfaces, an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant kitchen station, a pizza oven, and more, including equipment they would find in almost any restaurant.
The district plans to use the new facility to expand its Career and Technical Ed (CTE) program into the field of catering. And they have exactly the right facility to make it happen.
“Now we can actually cater to district events and events throughout the community.”
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